Council on Workplace Health and Wellness
A healthy workplace is one where people feel respected, connected, safe, and valued.
It also means lower turnover, higher productivity, increased engagement, and a more competitive organizational advantage.
How can you capture these advantages for your organization?
The Council on Workplace Health and Wellness (CWHW) provides an exclusive, collaborative, and confidential space for workplace health professionals. Members engage with peers and subject-matter experts on evidence and research in the world of employee well-being.
Make connections, gain timely insight. Join CWHW today.
Who Should Join?
Leaders from both the public and private sectors involved in their organizations’ workplace health and wellness strategies.
- Create a safe space to discuss workplace health
- Offer engaging sessions with thought leaders on employee wellness
- Establish a Canada-wide network of employee well-being professionals
Benefits of Membership
|Access Conference Board research on building and sustaining a healthy workplace—and improve your organization’s overall performance.||You’re never alone. Exchange ideas with other professionals in the field and expand your personal network.||Get the latest findings, trends, and best practices from workplace health experts on topics that matter most to you and your fellow members.|
For more information about the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET; after hours, please send an e-mail.
Alberta School Benefit Plan
Bank of Canada
BC Public Service Agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canada Post Corporation
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
City of Barrie
Creative Options Regina, Inc.
Export Development Canada
First West Credit Union
Fraser Health Authority
Liquor Control Board of Ontario
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
Royal Canadian Mint
TELUS Communications Inc.
The City of Calgary
The City of Calgary
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver Coastal Health
WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta
Manager, Health and Recovery Services, BC Hydro
Chief Executive Officer Creative Options Regina
Director HR Policies, Programs and Business Partners Bank of Canada
Director, Corporate Health, Safety & Environment Royal Canadian Mint
Senior Manager, Workplace Well-being, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Supervisor, Health & Wellness, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Being part of the Council has been an incredibly valuable resource in helping us shape overall wellness for our employees. The Council meetings provide a wealth of information from other like-minded employers, in a setting that is collaborative, informative, and engaging. Being able to tap into evidence-based research, webinars, and information requests is a huge benefit of being on the Council. The quality of information is second to none, and it helps us make strong decisions around implementing effective programs and services for our employees.
This section is currently underdevelopment. In the meantime, please visit this page to access all members-only content.
If you’re not a member and would like to become one, please contact us.
Well-being Integration Strategy and Measurement
May 29–30, 2023 • Council Meeting • Halifax, Nova Scotia
Employee Wellness Strategy Outlook
November 24, 29 and December 1, 2022 • Council Meeting • Virtual Sessions
September 16, 2022 • Networking Lunch and Roundtable • Toronto, Ontario
Better Workplace Conference 2022
April 5–7, 2022
Dr. Lisa Bélanger, Behavioural Change Expert, Researcher
Anthony McLean, Leadership, Mental Health, Inclusivity
Tina Varughese, Cross-Cultural Communication and Diversity Expert
Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert, Author of Leadership, Reinvented
Dan Pontefract, Leadership Strategist, Author, Speaker, Thinker, Poet, CEO and Founder of Pontefract Group
Member Give/Get & Open Discussion
February 15, 2022
Hayley Peek, Mental Health Consultant, Speaker, Peer Supporter
Rachelle Stenhouse, MBA, CPHR, Director, Disability Management and Employee Wellness, Canada Post
Sobora Duy, B.A.A., BBA, Manager, Mental Health and Wellness Programs, Air Canada
Physical Wellness and Employee Engagement
February 10, 2022
Natalie Toman, MS, Promotion Lead, ParticipACTION
Weight Stigma and Workplace Physical Health Programs
February 2, 2022
Dr. Jennifer Mills, CPsych, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, York University
Interconnections of Physical and Mental Health
January 27, 2022
Katharine Coons, National Workplace Mental Health Specialist, CMHA
Relevant Events and Research for Members
Human Resources Spotlight Series
Human Resources June 1, 2023
This series explores trending topics in human resources (HR) using two methods: spotlight reports and case studies. The spotlight reports are short, easily digestible pieces that examine best practices in the HR space.
Online experience • 8-min read
Preparing for an Impending Employee Exodus: Increased Turnover and Retirement Risk Necessitate Succession Planning
Human Resources March 14, 2023
An employee exodus in the coming months and years will affect many industries because of retirement risk or postponement and voluntary turnover. Organizations need robust, responsive succession plans to mitigate these risks and ensure long-term stability.
Issue briefing • 45-min read
Canadian Human Resources Metrics Benchmarking
Human Resources January 31, 2023
Build and refine your Human Resources (HR) practices for managing your teams. Understand the current business environment, and know what’s changing. Our data from across Canadian industries and regions will help you see where you excel and where you can grow.
Online experience • 8-min read